Funny how “early adopter” me has become “things are running fine, why change?” me. . .
I wonder if that’s a reflection of age?
I began building my own computers back in the mid-1980s, and in those days I was always tinkering, swapping video cards, adding memory, installing larger hard drives, upgrading fax/modems (remember those?). . .
I’ve had an “upgrade to Windows 11” icon sitting in the taskbar on my notebook computer for many months. OTOH, my tower computer is so old, it won’t run Windows 11.
I’m starting to itch to click that icon on my laptop. . . . At least if there’s a bit of a learning curve, I’ll still have Windows 10 on my tower, eh?
And since my tower and my laptop pretty much have all the same applications and utilities on them, if something breaks, I’ll know what else needs upgrading before going Win11 on a slightly newer refurbished tower computer that I’ve never used yet.
A chilly stroll at Fraser Foreshore Park in Burnaby, BC, today.
A Great Blue Heron patiently let me take over a hundred shots from a few meters away, American Robins were eating berries, and there were several House Finches. There was also a variety of ducks in the pond, will get to those photos later. . .
Had my best spawner patrol of the year so far on Byrne Creek, with a total of 6 live Coho and 1 live Chum salmon. I also processed (species, sex, length, spawning status) 5 dead Coho and 1 dead Chum.
I also got to watch a pair of Coho spawning. They tend to by shy, and I don’t get to see this that often!
Some photos and a video:
Four Coho and a Chum ready for processing
Coho at the gate in the sediment trap
Video of Coho spawning in the lower ravine:
NOTE: Volunteer Streamkeepers have training and permission to monitor spawning salmon, and to process them after they die. We cut carcasses in half after we’ve gathered the data so that we know they’ve been assessed, and return them to the stream to provide nutrients to the ecosystem.